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Empower launches third plant in Business Bay

Designed for both commercial and residential properties in the area, the new district cooling plant will launch with a capacity of 45,000 RT.

HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems (Empower) have announced the launch of its third district cooling plant in Business bay.

Boasting a capacity of 135,000 refrigerated tonnes (RT), the plant will cover commercial and residential buildings within the district.

Construction of the facility took roughly 12 months to complete, following the signing of a $50.6mn deal in April 2015.

Designed with the strict standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in mind, the plant will also utilise Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) water, thus saving in fresh water usage.

HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower said, "The new plant is a world-class model in district cooling industry. It reflects our commitment in adhering to the highest sustainability standards and ensuring availability and efficiency."

He added: “"Our accelerated expansion in our client base and geographical area will further enhance our overall performance. We are moving at a steady pace in acquiring a larger share of the district cooling sector in Dubai. We also contribute in introducing new technologies in line with the orientations of the Government of Dubai in environmental sustainability.”

The new plant joins Empower’s portfolio of more than 1 million RT, which includes large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre and Ibn Battuta Mall, to name a few.

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